Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Describe Andrey Tarkovsky's career in film. What drew the director to cinema? Where did he study? How many films did he produce?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the common themes and stylistic elements for which Tarkovsky is known. What themes recurred in the films discussed in class and in the text?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the letters Tarkovsky cites as his reasons for writing Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema. What was the common response to Tarkovsky's works?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the film, Ivan's Childhood. When was it produced? How long did the film take to shoot? What is the subject, plot and theme?

Essay Topic 5

Define the term "mise-en-scene" and discuss how it has been approached by different filmmakers. What is Tarkovsky's view on the cinematic mise-en-scene?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss Tarkovsky's view of the relationship between artist and audience. How does Tarkovsky feel the director should view...

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